PBS Takes Audiences To Africa In New Episode of ‘Nature’

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

PBS will take audiences into the wilds of Africa later this month in a new episode of its hit wildlife series Nature.

PBS Distribution will release Nature: GiraffesAfrica’s Gentle Giants.  The hour-long program will be released December 20 exclusively on DVD.  The program takes new meaning this year with the recent news of the creatures’ potential fates.

The program follows research conducted by Dr. Julian Fennessy Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation as he studies the decline in the giraffe population and attempts to help protect a group of the giants.

Fennessy’s work isn’t without its dangers.  The film follows him as he travels to Ethiopia’s border with war-torn Southern Sudan to collect DNA samples from giraffes for his species analysis.

His research is responsible for the recent revelation that there are four distinct species of giraffes – the northern giraffe, southern giraffe, reticulated giraffe and Masai giraffe.

As Fennessy searches for one group of giraffes by helicopters, gunfire aimed at the chopper in which he rides forces quite the change in schedule.  This and much more is presented throughout the course of the program.

Nature: GiraffesAfrica’s Gentle Giants will be released on DVD December 20.  It will retail for MSRP of $24.99 but can be pre-ordered now at a discounted price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store.

More information on this and other episodes of Nature is available online now at:




Website: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PBSNature

Twitter: http://twitter.com/PBSNature




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